Glenn Gale Smith Sr
Ardmore - Glenn Gale Smith Sr, 84, departed this life at his residence in Ardmore, OK with his family by his side on January 29, 2021. He was born in Springer, OK on August 10, 1936 to Mary Olive Provolt and Bennie Lewis Smith. He graduated Springer High School and received his Associates degree from Murray State College, his Bachelor of Science and Master of Education from Southeastern State College. He did post graduate work at the University of North Texas and University of Oklahoma. He taught at the junior high, high school, and adult education levels in Murray and Carter Counties. After retiring from education in Oklahoma, he taught junior high and high school in Killeen and Denton, TX.
Glenn was also a radiological defense officer for Carter County, as well as a 4-H club leader for many years. He chaperoned the Oklahoma USA-Philippines caravan for the National 4-H Council, in conjunction with the Bureau of Agricultural Extension Department of Agriculture for an eight-week tour of the Philippines. He was an active member of Northwest Baptist Church for 61 years.
Glenn and Callie Harlyn Thomason were united in marriage on Dec. 27th, 1956. Glenn was a devoted father, grandfather and great grandfather who loved spending time with his grandchildren. He could often be found engaging in whatever imaginative shenanigans his grandchildren could conceive.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Leonard, Nevin, Gerald and Dale.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years; son Glenn Smith Jr. and wife Carol of Springer, OK; daughter Margaret Rhoades and husband Mark of Duncan, OK; granddaughter Crystal DeVilbiss and husband Maston and grandson Justin Smith and wife Lindsay, all of Kingwood, TX; granddaughters Ruthanna Kuhn of Duncan, OK and Elizabeth Ligon and husband Andrew of Ninnekah, OK; great grandchildren Wyatt, Logan, Hadley and Scarlett DeVilbiss and Abigale and Adelynn Smith, all of Kingwood, TX, Jonas Kuhn of Duncan, OK and twin girls Eloise and Alexa Ligon of Ninnekah, OK.
Due to the Covid Pandemic, private family services will be held with Dr. Becky Jackson and Rev. Lindsay Smith officiating. Public viewing will be available until Monday, February 1st at 1 pm for those wishing to sign the guest book. Interment will be at Provence Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Mission Program of Northwest Baptist Church in Ardmore.
Services are entrusted to Harvey Douglas Funeral Home where condolences may be left for the family at www.hdouglasfuneralhome.com.
Posted online on January 31, 2021